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Obama and McCain Struggle to Stay on Point in Second Presidential Debate


BY FERNANDO GALLO//

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain met for their second presidential debate Oct. 7, and for the third time in three weeks the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito was filled with people eager to see democratic discourse on the big screen. Veteran broadcaster Tom Brokaw moderated the debate and chose the questions for the candidates. Read the full story

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Internet Abuzz with Debate Analysis


BY SWETA VOHRA//

Hours after the second presidential debate last Tuesday night, the Internet buzzed with overviews, analysis and quotes from Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain from their town hall debate in Nashville, Tenn. Liberal and conservative publications, aside from differing lead paragraphs, focused on the same issues and quotes, as well as an overall conclusion that last night’s debate did little to change the momentum of either campaign.

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Economy Drives Town Hall Presidential Debate, Local Opinion Unchanged


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – A pensive crowd at the 33 Revolutions Café in El Cerrito watched intently last night as presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama presented distinct plans for addressing the nation’s economic crisis.

Each candidate declared himself better prepared to help bring the country out of what they called the most serious financial disaster since the Great Depression. Most people watching here, however, felt only one man had their best interests at heart.

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Local Cafe Opens Doors for Debate


BY N’JERI EATON//

A small crowd of locals gathered at Raphael’s Café in El Cerrito to watch Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama clash on issues of the economy, tax cuts, and foreign policy during a town hall presidential debate on Tuesday night. For the spectators at the café, the repetitive nature of the debate was disappointing.

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Power Outages Lead to Traffic Tickets, Driver Frustration


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – Weekend power outages caused a series of traffic light failures that lead El Cerrito Police to issue a string of traffic tickets in a move that angered some residents.

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Prop 5: Hope and Fear for the Justice System


BY N’JERI EATON//

Proposition 5, the Nonviolent Offender Drug Rehabilitation Act, or NORA, will let voters decide whether to send drug offenders to treatment facilities instead of prison. In El Cerrito, it is an issue that has sparked a debate especially between two groups. On one side, are drug policy advocates who believe NORA will provide a comprehensive treatment program. On the other side, law enforcement officials who fear that Prop 5 will prevent offenders from being prosecuted.

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SLIDE SHOW: Sights and Sounds of the Vice-Presidential Debate at the Cerrito Speakeasy


BY FERNANDO GALLO //

A capacity crowd gathered at the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito to watch the vice-presidential debate between Democrat Sen. Joe Biden and Republican Gov. Sarah Palin on Oct. 2. Here’s your chance to take a look inside the theater and see the event in an up close and personal way.

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Popcorn and Politics: Theater Crowd Sees Obama Victory at First Debate


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – A capacity crowd of more than 500 people gathered at the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito last night to watch the first debate between presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.

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